Articles by Reif Larsen

December 12, 2013

A Year in Reading: Reif Larsen 1

Everything about Device 6 — including your reading/playing experience — is anticipated by the narrative framework of the book/game.

December 19, 2012

A Year in Reading: Reif Larsen 0

I found myself reconsidering some of my basic assumptions about what constituted bookishness: was a book defined by its composition? By an expectation of narrative? By a currency of pages? By its singular thingness?

February 7, 2012

This Chart Is a Lonely Hunter: The Narrative Eros of the Infographic 21

We’ve given today’s visual storytellers considerable power: for better or worse, they are the new meaning-makers, the priests of shorthand synthesis. We’re dependent on these priests to scrutinize, bundle, and produce beautiful information for us so that we can have our little infogasm and then retweet the information to our friends.

December 8, 2009

A Year in Reading: Reif Larsen 0

Colum McCann really has come as close as any mortal can to capturing a particular place/time/gestalt/graffiitied desperation by rotating the lens of humanity across a bench full of impossibly rich and imperfect players.